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Arizona Hombu Karate Dojo

Traditional Okinawan Martial Arts (Karate, Kobudo, Self-Defense, Samurai Arts)

Samurai Arts Classes, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Arizona

5:30-6:30 pm
 6:35-7:35 pm
Soke Hausel demonstrates sojutsu with yari (Okinawan spear), Arizona Hombu dojo, Mesa Arizona

SAMURAI ARTS. Not only do you have an opportunity to learn Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo, but we will also teach you samurai arts at the Arizona Hombu dojo - all for one price. We doubt anyone in Arizona teaches as many samurai weapons as Soke Hausel, who has Shihan (master instructor) certifications in a group of samurai (pechin) arts.

Samurai weapons at the Hombu include samurai sword known as katana used in the Japanese art of iaido or fast-draw sword, and also kenjutsu (pragmatic applications). Other weapons arts include hanbo (3-foot staff), jujutsu (throwing arts), naginata (pole arm), sojutsu (yari or Japanese spear), kusari fundo also known as manriki gusari (weighted chain), hojojutsu (rope restraining), tanto (knife), tsue (cane), tekko (Okinawan knuckle dusters), bo (6-foot staff), kubotan (short stick), bokken (wooden sword) and modern weapons such as the Asp or kioga (expandable baton). These are different from the peasant weapons taught in kobudo

Some of these have kata (forms) and others are jutsu arts (traditional combat arts with no kata). Grandmaster Hausel was awarded title of 'Samurai' by Dai-Soke Sacharnoski at the Juko Kai International Hombu many years ago. In addition, the Arizona Hombu dojo has an actual blood-line samurai - Sensei Paula Borea, born in Japan. You'll love meeting & training with her.

For more information about Samurai Arts, check our blogs on these ancient Koryu arts: Arizona Samurai & JujutsuCheck out our Samurai Weapons.